Wednesday, January 24, 2007

1. Ignore everybody.

2. The idea doesn't have to be big. It just has to change the world.

3. Put the hours in.

4. If your biz plan depends on you suddenly being "discovered" by some big shot, your plan will probably fail.

5. You are responsible for your own experience.

6. Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten.

7. Keep your day job.

8. Companies that squelch creativity can no longer compete with companies that champion creativity.

9. Everybody has their own private Mount Everest they were put on this earth to climb.

10. The more talented somebody is, the less they need the props.

11. Don't try to stand out from the crowd; avoid crowds altogether.

12. If you accept the pain, it cannot hurt you.

13. Never compare your inside with somebody else's outside.

14. Dying young is overrated.

15. The most important thing a creative person can learn professionally is where to draw the red line that separates what you are willing to do, and what you are not.

16. The world is changing.

17. Merit can be bought. Passion can't.

18. Avoid the Watercooler Gang.

19. Sing in your own voice.

20. The choice of media is irrelevant.

21. Selling out is harder than it looks.

22. Nobody cares. Do it for yourself.

23. Worrying about "Commercial vs. Artistic" is a complete waste of time.

24. Don?t worry about finding inspiration. It comes eventually.

25. You have to find your own schtick.

26. Write from the heart.

27. The best way to get approval is not to need it.

28. Power is never given. Power is taken.

29. Whatever choice you make, The Devil gets his due eventually.

30. The hardest part of being creative is getting used to it.

31. Remain frugal.

talk about advice... sheesh!

*taken from www.gapingvoid.com/Moveable_Type/archives/000932.html

3 comments:

gmFb said...

this post made me cry fam

lol

lil tear

i read it while reading sugar we'e going down by fallout boy

:/

>12. If you accept the pain, it cannot hurt you.

gotdamn
i been telling my self all that shit in this entry for so long
this is like a big cosign i been needing
cause right now everybody's looking at me crazy cause im trying to apply this shit

man.
im blogging in your comments
thanks for this one though

Aha said...

I signed up just to comment ... 'cause you're totally on point here! But please tell me I'm right about something... You're a Gemini aren't you?

You remind me of someone I know :)

Donald Williams said...

TO AHA:

yeah i am a gemini
how did you guess?

wow you signed up to reply to my blog? honestly this makes me feel pretty good. like ppl are reading

thanks aha